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In Robin Reul's My Kind of Crazy, the sparks really fly. And not just the romantic kind.
Newly arrived from Port-au-Prince, a teenage girl gets a fresh start in Detroit while her mother's left behind in an immigration detention centre.
Don't let its cover fool you. Laurie Devore's debut How to Break a Boy is a dark, complex story about a group of popular girls whose friendship goes up in flames and burns everyone in its path.
In her debut novel, Under Rose-Tainted Skies, author Louise Gornall draws from her own experiences with agoraphobia and delivers a sometimes sweet, sometimes gut-wrenching novel about learning to love.
In this movie, the relationship comes with literal barriers.
Tiffany D. Jackson’s Allegedly takes a look at life on the other side of a prison sentence and the lengths people will go to protect their own.
Debut author Kate Hart brings us her first book, After The Fall: a complicated look at consent, reputations, and damaging secrets.
Curtis Sittenfeld's clever and lively retelling of Pride and Prejudice would make Jane Austen proud (and leave her blushing profusely).
Sarvenaz Tash writes the second greatest YA Comic Con book in The Geek's Guide to Unrequited Love.
Despite having had high hopes for the book, Lacey wishes Snowbirds would fly south for the winter and stay there.
In Louise O'Neill's book Asking For It, we learn how society cracks down on sexual assault: by punishing the victim.
In Rebekah Crane's new novel, The Odds of Loving Grover Cleveland, a group of friends at a camp for at-risk teens rely on each other to get through the hardest days.
First love meets last love in Adam Silvera’s History is All You Left Me.
When you have to choose between your sexual orientation and your family, It Looks Like This.
Looking for a gripping mystery, as well as a stark look into the realities of teen suicide? We Know It Was You isn't it.
Stacey Lee switches over to contemporary magical realism for this sweet tale of romance and relationships.
Gretchen McNeil’s latest book wants to do pirouettes with you in the hallway and, if you’re a guy, encourage you to find your passion.
Emmitt LaPoint has everything a boy could want: a great family, a great hockey career, and a great boyfriend. Too bad he can't share one of those things with the public.
Fandom meets “reality” in Danika Stone’s All the Feels.
Erica M. Chapman’s Teach Me to Forget is a book about suicide—and a book about hope.
Sometimes best laid plans go completely awry—but in the case of Gordon Jack’s debut novel, The Boomerang Effect, it’s actually for the best.
Lisa Williamsons's The Art of Being Normal shows us that anyone can fit in, but it takes someone special to stand out.
When Julie moves in with a family friend, she quickly realizes the Watkins house holds a handful of attractive offspring and a very dark secret.
Looking for an escape? A sense of comfort in these dark times? HRH Meg Cabot is here for you.
Death falls into the lap of the main character of Marni Bates’ Dial Em for Murder—literally.
When an overachiever pushes herself past her limits, she's forced to spend the summer doing the thing she hates most: nothing. Turns out "nothing" is more exciting than she planned.
Veteran Michael Kun teams up with newcomer Susan Mullen for an epistolary epiphany.
Take a break from our real/crazy Presidential election to check in with a slightly-less-crazy Presidential election in The Wrong Side of Right by Jenn Marie Thorne. #FictionalCandidatesForTheWin!
A teenage artist realizes the harrowing truth about the deeply ingrained violence in her family, with the help of younger and older versions of herself.
The female of the species is more deadly than the male in Mindy McGinnis' devastating new novel.
Emma Mills' This Adventure Ends is exactly the kind of character-driven charm that makes contemporary YA so nice.
Thriller writer Gregg Hurwitz steps foot into the YA world with The Rains, a book about “Chasers" and “Hosts," but a zombie by any other name would smell as foul.
Technique #8 on How to Keep a Boy from Kissing You: Gloss up your lips so his slide right off!
Some people can Look Past the fact that Avery is transgender. But some can't. And now someone wants him dead.
Maria Dahvana Headley’s Aerie revisits the fascinating sky world and sassy main character introduced in Magonia.
Falling in love with John Corey Whaley's latest novel is highly logical behaviour.
With an arm, a brother and a first love, Paula Garner explores the shadow of loss in Phantom Limbs.
When Jude's best friend is found dead in a swimming pool, suddenly everyone begins to look like a suspect.
In Randi Pink's Into White, Toya desperately prays to be any other race but black -- and it works.
Lost Stars is a fictionalized version of the true story of Lisa Selin Davis’ first love--a version that proves sometimes truth is better than fiction.
Sarah Porter brings the magic of a Russian folk tale to modern Brooklyn in Vassa in the Night.
What happens when your kidnapped sister returns after thirteen years?
When two academic rivals are paired up for an intense assignment, they realize that the only thing standing in their way to freedom is each other.
It's con or be conned in Billy Taylor's Thieving Weasels.
S.J. Goslee’s Whatever.: or how junior year became totally [email protected] could be a lot more serious about the serious topic of sexual identity.
An unlikely friendship blossoms when two high school seniors are forced to ride to school together in Jen Klein's Shuffle, Repeat.
To meet the titular character in Alex Gino's George is to adore her.
Spontaneous combustion is a real problem in Aaron Starmer's latest novel.
J.P. Romney’s The Monster on the Road is Me mixes ancient Japanese magic with modern life.
In Owen Matthews's book The Fixes, a boy finds an explosive solution to his problems.
Go behind the scenes of a movie set in Unscripted Joss Byrd by Lygia Day Peñaflor.
Katrina Leno's latest novel follows a boy and a girl who tend to lose everything, so they decide to find each other.
Take a trip to the “real” world on the other side of the K-drama screen.
An overachiever decides to write a novel to put her college application over the top in Enter Title Here by Rahul Kanakia.
A girl with impending memory loss writes to her future self in Lara Avery's captivating novel.
Four friends. One loney cabin in the woods. One dark secret. Brent Hartinger challenges us to find the real story in Three Truths and a Lie.
Chris Struyk-Bonn’s Nice Girls Endure tries to deal with heavy-hitting issues, but misses the mark.
A budding songwriter strikes up a written relationship with a mysterious pen pal in Kasie West's new novel P.S. I Like You.
Melina Marchetta's Saving Francesca is a sympathetic story of the search for identity in the midst of chaos.
Emily France’s debut novel, Signs of You, adds a new stage to the Kübler-Ross model of mourning: mystery solving.
Today, Thomas graduates. Tomorrow, he joins the Army. But should he respond to an old friend when she texts Meet Me Here?
A soccer star strikes up a steamy romance while trying to redeem herself after making a big mistake.
Jaxon has four days to earn one million points, so he can go on his first date ever. And maybe find The Cure For the Common Universe.
Five teens that mysteriously vanished as children suddenly reenter their old lives with no memory of the past -- or what happened to the sixth victim -- in Tara Altebrando's latest novel.
James Liddel somehow hit REPLY ALL on a paper letter. Kenneth Logan shares some True Letters From a Fictional Life.
Meg Leder explores first love, friendship, and all the sweetly messy stuff that comes with it in her debut novel The Museum of Heartbreak.
The magic of the Cirque Americain is back in Gwenda Bond’s Girl in the Shadows.
In Katie Kennedy's Learning to Swear in America, a physicist prodigy joins NASA's efforts to stop a giant asteroid hurtling towards Earth.
Take a charming cruise through life's firsts and lasts in The Loose Ends List.
Romeo and Juliet meet Nancy Drew—at the circus—in Gwenda Bond’s Girl on a Wire.
In Mirror in the Sky by Aditi Khorona, the discovery of an alternate Earth forever redefines life in our world.
Chance meetings don’t always end in happily ever afters.
The main character in Eliza Wass’ The Cresswell Plot deals with cult behavior, horrible parents, and some serious soul searching.
Stephanie Perkins returns with a short story anthology for summertime swoon.
In Nat Luurtsema's Goldfish, a former Olympic competitive swimming hopeful finds new purpose in coaching three popular boys as synchronized swimmers.
Brenna Yovanoff's latest novel is a tantalizing tale of insomnia, mean girls and one hell of an MLD.
Jenn Marie Thorne uses light-hearted comedy to tackle subjects like privilege and prejudice in her new book The Inside of Out.
There’s more than avalanches to fear in Lindsay Ribar’s Rocks Fall, Everyone Dies.
Teenage geniuses obsessed with pop culture meet Shakespeare’s comedic scheming in Lily Anderson’s debut novel The Only Thing Worse Than Me Is You.
Morgan Matson celebrates the power of serendipity in The Unexpected Everything.
The main character of Paula Stokes’ Girl Against the Universe might be the unluckiest girl in the word, or she might just have some growing to do.
Jessica Spotswood takes a contemporary turn in Wild Swans, a book about an average girl who comes from a long line of above-average women.
Old people have secrets too.
Historical fiction meets modern-day crime investigation in Joy Preble’s It Wasn’t Always Like This.
Maggie Stiefvater brings The Raven Cycle to a magnificent close. In other words, TEABS FOR DAYS.
Harriet Reuter Hapgood’s The Square Root of Summer is a lesson in grieving and love, with a little unexpected time travel thrown in.
Samantha Mabry takes readers on a magical (realism) mystery tour of Puerto Rico in her debut novel A Fierce and Subtle Poison.
Could an impulsive online shopping purchase be the key to Saving Montgomery Sole from her close-minded small town?
Submerge yourself in Siobhan Vivian's new novel about a girl whose hometown is literally drowning.
A higher score today means a happier tomorrow.
Anna Breslaw’s Scarlett Epstein Hates it Here examines the outcome of when what happens on the Internet doesn’t stay on the Internet. Plus: You could win a copy!
Jude Law is at the height of his prettiness in this life-swapping rom com.
Julie Buxbaum’s debut YA novel Tell Me Three Things brings the swoon in the form of an anonymous email admirer.
What happens when you combine a close-knit group of friends, a female comic book artist, and the end of the world? Brian and his nine-year-old daughter Sophie review Melissa Keil's illustrated book The Incredible Adventures of Cinnamon Girl.
We hereby nominate Jonah Daniels, the male protagonist of When We Collided, for the YA Boy Hall of Fame.
How does a young lesbian find romantic fulfillment? Step one: get the hell out of Duluth. Welcome to My Year Zero, by Rachel Gold.
The New Guy (And Other Senior Year Distractions) by Amy Spalding promises a swoony boy band love interest, but delivers frustration instead.
Alan Cumyn's Hot Pterodactyl Boyfriend is a book called HOT PTERODACTYL BOYFRIEND. Plus: check out an exclusive blog tour excerpt!
Rachel Hawkins brings us the conclusion to the Rebel Belle series.